Antihistamine and elderly

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634733 tn?1316629592 Actually I used to be a certified nursing assistant so I know alittle bit about aspiration since I had to evaluate the elderly eating and report back to the nurse. Stephanie is an extent. Aspiration does not happen every time you eat...because you always eat different things. Take notice to what you eat and if it makes you cough or not. You can have aspiration with drinking lemonade or soup but eat a soft pretzel and be fine. that is because the consistency is different.
Avatar dr m tn This ingredient is a strong antihistamine (used for allergies) that also can make you drowsy. Some elderly who use it have experienced mental status changes as well as other various side effects. There have been many studies using melatonin. Melatonin is a natural hormone that your body produces more of as you fall asleep. Darkness causes melatonin to increase and sunlight stimulates receptors in your eyes that cause it to drop.
Avatar n tn I'm taking a pharmacology class and I just found out the Chlor-trimeton is not appropriate for seniors. My mother takes this antihistamine and I want to know why it is not appropriate for her to take it, she is 74.
73878 tn?1214056807 I am having a terrible time sleeping or getting to sleep. If I take an antihistamine, then I wake up groggy, tired and congested the next morning.
Avatar f tn I'm not elderly since I read the older you are the more you bruise. Does anyone have a remedy to prevent or at least reduce this bruising? The immunotherapy is helping me. I'm just really embarrased of all the bruises.
Avatar m tn I was prescribed Seroxat (Paxil) and shortly after Losec (Prilosec) 15years ago and have been on the lovely rollercoaster ride from hell trying to come off these 2 medications, which actually do what they say they'll do, the Seroxat works great for me for anxiety and depression and the Losec does stop acid very well, but I have been on them for one and a half decades and so now I trying to slowly taper, with the seroxat you can slowly taper and the withdrawal comes slowly but the Losec taper g
Avatar n tn Anti-itch drugs, often antihistamine, may reduce the itch during a flare up of eczema, and the reduced scratching in turn reduces damage and irritation to the skin. For mild-moderate eczema a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone or desonide), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide). Eczema can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. Moisturizing is one of the most important self-care treatments for sufferers of eczema.
Avatar n tn An additional nocturnal dose of a sedative antihistamine such as hydroxyzine or doxepin may be added to the morning dose of a low-sedation anti-H1 antihistamine. Doxepin should not be used in patients with glaucoma and should be used with extreme caution in elderly patients or those with heart disease.
Avatar f tn I'm not elderly since I read the older you are the more you bruise. Does anyone have a remedy to prevent or at least reduce this bruising? The immunotherapy is helping me. I'm just really embarrased of all the bruises.
Avatar n tn I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
Avatar n tn But most recently over the past few months i've started to get rashes on my body that when scratched tear the skin, and it never really heals over, i get these hard little lumps on my hands, feet, and also my penis. And am also extreamly dermographic latley. The lump on my penis is larg, and when touched feels really hard, almost like a ball, and is starting to become an open sore.
Avatar f tn In the past 3 years i have undergone more stress in my life than i have ever had --very bad divorce--taking care of elderly parents living with me --mom had 9 storkes and 5 heart attacks-- dad alz. I too am a sensitive person and i had to step up to the plate and do all for them..... Each time i would go to ER with Mom uresponsive yes i would feel anxiety---but not the crazy shaky etc that had for years!!!
242516 tn?1368227505 A virus hijacks your own body's healthy cells and uses it to reproduce and spread. A bacteria is its own living cell and multiplies and spreads on its own and is easier to destroy in that process. Speaking of outbreaks, influenza is finally reaching Palo Alto right around now.
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Avatar n tn I took an antihistamine(claratin) and broke out in hives! I tried zoloft and celexa for anxiety and depression and had horrible reactions. The only thing i've been able to take is prozac, starting out on a tiny drop dosage and working up to 10mg. after being off it for a year, I fell into a terrible depression. I hate taking any meds at all -- i tried exercise, St. John's Wort ( broke out in hives), etc.
Avatar m tn This rash, which stings a little but not itch, caused my blood pressure to rase to 160/100 my Doctor here in HCMC, checked it 5 times over two weeks, he gave me some antihistamine tablets, 12 hours went and slowly the rash and my blood pressure is back to normal Once again, thanks, Simpleman you were right that this did cause some anxiety.
Avatar n tn Your skin could be reacting to the SPF in the sunblock as elderly skin is more delicate (have you used this brand before?) and in future you should use a non-chemical sunblock or make a physical barrier between you and the sun. The over the counter remedies i would use are an antihistamine and hydrocortisone cream. However, as it has lasted for so long, and two patients are involved i would seek medical attention.
5443289 tn?1368049316 second day pretty good, down side for me keeping up with the food and water intake, also man my knee and my hip are killing me!!! oh well I guess just ignore it, some times it works for me. had neck surgery twice last year so I know about pain. oh lets not forget about my heal spurs:( I'm 43 and I feel 80. but that's OK!! If God lets me wake up everyday I will get up and fight!!!
1462810 tn?1327364049 Finally tried my first antihistamine (why was this not suggested first???) and it helped a lot, so quit taking shots and went through prolonged trials of several antihistamines before settling on the Singulair. My question is: What can I do to quiet things down? Seems like everything I eat causes trouble.
Avatar n tn Only medical treatment and training can avoid this.He is four and a half now. Originally bought by my parents in law who are elderly and not dominant, he lives in a large home with acres of space beside a very calm Pyrenee mountain dog , female. I arrived here to live on the same property ( diff house ) when he was 1 yr old. Bad habits had formed and he did not obey. His father was a large and very aggressive dog too.
Avatar n tn You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps. Also use mild steroid cream and good quality moisturizers to prevent moisture loss from the skin. If still the symptoms do not improve then please get a clinical examination done by a dermatologist.
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Avatar n tn Adequate hydration is recommended before and following administration of iopamidol. The elderly may be more sensitive to the effects of iopamidol on thyroid function. Iodine-induced thyrotoxicosis may occur 4 to 12 weeks following contrast radiography. Thyroid function monitoring may be needed in geriatric patients." I guess I'm not quite a geriatric, but I do have fibromyalgia.
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284078 tn?1282620298 By the way the patient has improved dramatically but is still on four different glaucoma medications and one dilating drop. He is nowhere close to a full recovery and I suspect that he will probably have long term negative effects from the attack. If you are on Topamax or considering taking it, please be aware that it can cause acute myopia, choroidal effusions, acute angle closure glaucoma and severe vision loss.
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Avatar f tn They gave me the shot, a short course of Percocet 5 mg. and Advil 800 mg., and told me to rest my back for 2 to 3 days and use ice for the first 24 hours, then alternate heat and ice. And I followed the instructions to the letter and it worked. From what I remember from the shot of Demerol is it kicked in really fast and it made me very happy :) The other time I had it was when I was in labor with one of my kids and I couldn't get an epidural.
Avatar n tn 1280, speckled and am anxiously awaiting my Rheumatology appt on August 9th. I have been to so many Dr's and not until today, when I saw an elderly former oncologist, who has been practicing internal medicine for the last 8 years, did anyone mention angioedema. Have been to 2 dermatologists in past 6 mos, no one mentioned angioedema. I can only eat 9 foods without reacting, have lost about 20 pounds and am hungry all the time and so tired of the same dull foods.
346570 tn?1267503627 0) My funny breast story.... A few yrs ago...we had an elderly patient on our unit for quite a long time. She was very confused, cantankerous...and difficult. One night as we gave her her nightly bath...we noticed something she had a big huge bunch of tissues wadded up underneath her one breast. Well...we didn't think too much of it...after all, she did have dementia and figured she somehow missed the "breast" pocket of her lovely hospital gown. The next night...